Timberland has a long history that goes back to the mid-1960s, when the Boston-bred Swartz family introduced injection-molding technology to the footwear industry to avoid stitching and create truly waterproof footwear. In 1973, the Abington Shoe Company introduced the revolutionary Timberland six inch leather boots, the waterproof outdoor footwear that was equipped with sealed seams. Five years after the success of this iconic item, the company adopted the name and changed the brand name to The Timberland Company. Since then, the Timberland boots not only became a favorite by hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, the rugged shoe has also been the item of choice whithin the hardcore hip hop scene during the glory days of the culture. As you know, Biggie used to sport Timberlands, the Wu-Tang loves them, and suede Timbs are still seen at Nas' feet on a regular basis. Timberland's mission is to equip people to make a difference in their world. They do this by creating outstanding products and by trying to make a difference in the communities where they live and work while doing it.